Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Oh no! A snack attack!
Have you ever had one of those days? Everything is going well...Eating right, exercising,
drinking your water and then...it happens...SNACK ATTACK!!
It happened to me last night. I had an urging for a snack... not just any snack, but I wanted
some cheese and crackers. Well that may not be too bad, if you just have a few, but I ate
a whole wrapped section of a box of crackers...equal to 5 servings of crackers and that didn't include the cheese!
Well, I logged it in...feeling pretty guilty and knowing full well I would be over my calorie
limit for the day. But the crackers and cheese were sooo good! Yum. Yum!
Then I went looking for the ice cream sandwiches that were in the freezer. Oops...I stopped there...we were out. Good thing too or I may have eaten one!
And what did I get for all this? My weight did one of its jumps for joy...upwards!
But what do you do when you have a snack attack? Do you give in to it? Or take another
I was thinking of some things I could have done that usually work for me. Last night was just one of those days when I gave in to the cravings.
To help with snack attacks in the evenings, I try to have my snacks earlier in the day.
Then I know that when I have reached my calorie limits for the day that I should keep the late night snacks to a minimum or have none at all.
Another helpful thing for me to do is to drink water when I feel that hunger pain. Oftentimes we are just dehydrated and need some more liquids. Taking a drink of water usually tames the tummy a bit. Of course, try not to drink too much late at night or you will be up all night! LOL!
If you must snack in the evenings, keep them small and eat something that will fill you up.
Best thing to do though is not to snack in the evening at all. No eating late at night has become my new challenge. I try not to eat past 8pm. Otherwise I have trouble sleeping at night.
I also found out that late night snacks play havoc with the weight loss program. My weight just loves to jump up and down over it all!
I have been able to get by without eating after dinner, but sometimes it is just hard to get past those crazy snack attacks!
So the thing is not to let them get me down. Just accept the fact that they happen and then go on to another new day when you can do better.
So that is what I have done. I am on to another day with a great start with eating right and getting in my exercise. Let's just hope I can keep the snack attacks at bay for awhile.